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Unread 12-02-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Best Top repair

My few years old Best Top has separated at the corners of the windshield for about 4" on each corner. This is at the point the leading edge of the top fits into the groove at the top of the windshield.

Anyone had any luck with a glue repair, or any other kind of repair?

All comments appreciated.


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Unread 12-03-2009, 06:38 AM   #2
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I used shoe goo on my vintage Whitco 86 top with good success. It even worked on window cracks, especially on one crack right where the driver's side soft door window folds down so it gets flexed regularly. I cut some extra material from the edge of a soft door to use as patching material for up top also.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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I had a few issues on my old top and took it to a local shoe and leather repair place. They fixed three different areas for $20.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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I've had luck with boat top or awning repair shops being able to repair easily/reasonably. also, military surplus supplies stores sell good canvas/stitching repair kits that can work.


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Unread 12-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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West Marine has some good repair kits.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #6
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I have a gone to a local auto upholstery shop that's by me. Once for a hole/rip and loose zipper seam by the door. And once for a loose zipper seam on the back window. Total cost out of pocket was 60 bucks.
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